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At the entrance to Ibirapuera Park in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the Monument to the Flags is a work of art representing the frontiersmen and various ethnic groups. Photograph: Getty

Driving along Santo Amaro Avenue in the southern reaches of São Paulo, it is impossible to miss Borba Gato. The statue of the 17th-century adventurer (...)

Peru’s new prime minister Guido Bellido (left) raises his fist next to  the president of Peru, Pedro Castillo. Photograph: Ernesto Benavides/AFP via Getty

A day after being sworn in as Peru’s president, Pedro Castillo has appointed a far-left lawmaker and member of his Marxist party, Guido Bellido, as pr(...)

Paola Chavez with her dogs Chola and Dana. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

When Paola Chavez’ husband, Juan, moved to Ireland in January 2020 to work in paediatrics at Cork University Hospital, she presumed she would fol(...)

The leftist Pedro Castillo (C), accompanied by his formula to the vice presidency Dina Boluarte (L), greets supporters from a balcony after being proclaimed president-elect of the country. Photograph: Paolo Aguilar/EPA

After a bitterly disputed count that lasted 43 days, hard-left candidate Pedro Castillo was finally declared the winner of Peru’s presidential electio(...)

 Gravediggers carry the coffin of a Covid-19 victim during a burial at Vila Formosa cemetery in São Paulo on May 8th, 2021. Photograph: Mauricio Lima/The New York Times

The world’s known coronavirus death toll passed 4 million Thursday, a loss roughly equivalent to the population of Los Angeles, according to the Centr(...)

Michaela McCollum is escorted out of the Callao prosecutors’ building in Lima, Peru, on August 20th, 2013, to be taken to a district court. File photograph: Getty

“That’s me…owner of the world’s most infamous up-do,” says Michaella McCollum early in High – Confessions of an Ibiza Drugs Mule (BBC One, Monday). S(...)

Msgr Basil O’Sullivan: ‘I wanted to be a priest, and it was more important to be a priest than where you were sent.’  File photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty

Corkman Msgr Basil O’Sullivan (88), parish priest of Holy Family, Dunblane, and Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Auchterarder, in Scotland, was on his w(...)

Peruvian presidential candidate Pedro Castillo has claimed victory after the final count confirmed he  had finished just 0.25 per cent ahead of rival Keiko Fujimori. Photograph: Luka Gonzales/AFP

Hard-left candidate Pedro Castillo has claimed victory in Peru’s presidential election after the final count confirmed he had carved out the narrowest(...)

Peruvian presidential candidate Pedro Castillo in Lima on Tuesday. Photograph:  EPA

With his huge straw hat and giant yellow pencil, Pedro Castillo has emerged from nowhere to become one of the most recognisable figures in Latin Ameri(...)

A woman arrives to cast her vote at a polling station in northeast Peru. Photograph: Ernesto Benavides/AFP via Getty

Peru’s presidential election outcome was on a knife-edge on Monday, with conservative Keiko Fujimori clinging to a slender lead but socialist rival Pe(...)

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